In Conversation with our Team: Stephanie

March 7, 2024

In conversation with Stephanie

Software Developer at Vianai

Tell us a little bit about yourself.  

I love being a tourist in my own city, San Francisco. Walking through neighborhoods, appreciating the Golden Gate Bridge, and exploring Fisherman's Wharf is truly enjoyable. Additionally, I have a passion for travel. Recently, my family and I had an incredible experience in Hawaii, enjoying exploring its beautiful beaches, despite the rain. In the future, I aspire to travel across all Latin America, given that this is where I come from and have a deep appreciation for it.

Dance has been a significant part of my life, and I've spent a few years practicing various styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary. Even though I no longer actively pursue it, dance will always be a source of enjoyment for me, whether it's in my living room or while cleaning! As of now, my favorite hobby is tennis. Despite not having joined a tennis club or being a spectator of the sport, I find it to be a very refreshing and fun activity.

What is your role at Vianai?

At Vianai, I am a member of the infrastructure team within our hila Enterprise platform. My primary focus revolves around backend responsibilities, particularly working on APIs that facilitate communication with our database. I also contribute to supporting platform features, ensuring a smooth and consistent integration. Additionally, part of my role is helping to ensure our system functions efficiently to meet the demands of our platform.

What are you working on these days?

Recently, I've been actively collaborating with my team on diverse tasks, such as incorporating platform support for Large Language Models (LLMs) in our model performance job. Additionally, I've played a role in updating some of our sample notebooks to showcase our platform's features and functionality. Other tasks revolved around our debugging phase, ensuring a seamless functionality of our platform.

Currently, I've transitioned into contributing to the development of new features for our latest release. This exciting phase allows me to contribute more to our platform, and I am eager to see the positive impact these enhancements will bring.

What is the most exciting part about the work you are doing, and how does it relate to Human-Centered AI?

Coming with a background in software development, the most exciting aspect of the work I'm currently engaged in is witnessing the convergence of software development, data science, and generative AI to create a product that offers a transformative and reliable solution for various enterprises across different industries. Contributing to the development of this technology is incredibly fulfilling, knowing that it holds the potential to guide these enterprises towards success.

What do you think customers appreciate most about working with us?

While my role doesn't involve direct customer interaction, I believe customers value our dedication to understanding their unique needs and challenges.  Our teams are highly dedicated, investing substantial effort to deliver what our customers require, and ensuring our products consistently exceed expectations.